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South Africa: SA Hockey Below 21 IPT |Three Of The Eight Semi-finalists Confirmed Forward Of The Closing Day Of Group Play.

The second day, the shifting day, of the group stage on the 2024 SA Hockey Below 21 IPT at UCT introduced extra targets, extra recollections and some groups secured their passage to the semi-finals with a recreation to spare.

Within the ladies’s event it was a semi-final affirmation coming from North West. Having needed to work extremely onerous for his or her opening day victory towards the Northern Blues, they’d a far simpler time of it towards the KZN Raiders than would have been anticipated. Jan Du Preez opened and closed the scoring in a large 6-0 win complimented by a Chanel Genis brace, Teshawn de la Rey, and Arisha van Niekerk.

The opposite recreation in Pool A noticed Northern Blues overcome a spirited and nuggety problem from Free State to win 4-1. They did nevertheless have to return from behind after Karla Marais scored for the central province. Their Northern neighbors although fought again as their skipper Cerian Fourie equalized, earlier than Baylee Engelke gave them a lead, they’d not relinquish including two extra targets from Danielle McCann and Laiken Brisset.

It’s a comparatively straight ahead digital quarter closing on Thursday as KZN Raiders tackle Northern Blues to see who will be a part of North West within the closing 4 of the tournaments.

In Pool B Western Province may solely rating one aim via Coreen Matthee, nevertheless it was sufficient for a victory over their “B” facet WP Peninsula. The victory strikes the hosts to 6 factors, and they’re favorites to progress to the semi-final however there’s a mathematical probability for them to pipped, so the bottle stays corked in the interim.

Southern Gauteng acquired themselves a primary victory over Japanese Province successful 4-0. The primary three targets have been all notched by Hannah’s with Smyth getting one and three and Gerber scoring the second. Amber Fairon ruined the Hannah parade when she put the sport to mattress late on with the fourth. All 4 groups can nonetheless qualify for the semi-finals from this group with the ultimate video games seeing Southerns tackle Western Province and Pens face off towards Japanese Province.

Within the Males’s event its 3 out of 4 Semi-Closing spots already secured. Southern Gauteng have been the primary to guide a spot within the closing 4 as they beat Free State 8-3 this morning in an exciting encounter. Travis Krumples (2) together with targets from Nashaan Matroos, Kago Phetlhu, Sibusiso Chili, Joshua Williams, Josh Grobler and Adams Mesach confirmed Southerns continued hazard. Free State would have been happy with pulling three targets again late (Lebohang Lethola, Siyetheba Mchunu & Francois Fourie) as aim distinction could possibly be deciding for the second spot on this group.

Japanese Province put themselves in an awesome place as they put factors on the board with a 4-0 win over the WP Invitational facet. Landon Petersen scored first earlier than a Kayrian La Minniethen took the headlines with a hat-trick that he’ll bear in mind for a very long time.

Northern Blues place within the closing 4 was secured after seeing them examined for lengthy towards North West in a recreation suffering from playing cards. Corne Burger and Keorapetse Sihlangu made it 2-0, nevertheless it took till the ultimate 4 minutes for Calvin Davis and Aiden Warren to lastly put the sport to sleep. 4-0 to the Northern Blues.

Western Province ensured this group nonetheless had one thing to combat for on the ultimate day as they performed out the primary aim much less draw of the day with WP Peninsula. The end result meant that Western Province would wish to keep away from defeat towards Northern Blues on the ultimate day to safe a spot within the Semi-Finals.

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